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Mid-Prairie beats Camanche

Sep 26, 2017
Golden Hawks running back Keaton Duwa picks up some hard yardage.

By John Butters, The JOURNAL

 

The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks earned their second win of the season in a tough defensive battle against the Camanche Indians Friday night.

The 27-8 victory moves the Hawks to a 3-2 record for the season. Camanche drops to 0-5.

Mid-Prairie Head coach Pete Cavanagh liked what he saw on the field.

“I thought we played hard. We a had a lot of players contribute. Our passing game finally clicked, Brad Tornow played well and Terrhyn Jacoby, Tom Butters, Justin Schwartz, and Jack Baker all had big catches for us. Keaton Duwa was a horse at running back carrying 32 times for 209 yards,” said Cavanagh.

The game was played at Ashford University Field in Clinton, the stadium used by the Class A baseball team, the Clinton LumberKings.

Camanche scored the first touchdown after getting behind the Hawks defense on a deep pass route. A two-point coversion was successful, giving the Indians an 8-0 lead.

The Hawks came back to score six points with a 90 yard scoring drive led and finished by running back Keaton Duwa on a two-yard leap into the end zone. A two-point coversion failed and the Hawks left the field at half time with an 8-to-6 point deficit.

In the second half, the Hawks made some defensive adjustments in their pass coverage that shut the Indians out in the second half.

Mid-Prarie got their offense working with Tornow connecting with Terrhyn Jacoby for a 50-yard touchdown. Duwa continued to grind out first downs, keeping the ball in Mid-Prairie’s possession most of the second half.

The Hawks’improved defensive pressure resulted in six sacks of the Indian quarterback, forcing Camanche to punt the ball away.

Butters’ interception of a desperation pass late in the fourth quarter took all the air out of the Indians’ offense.

The Hawks followed up on the turnover with two more touchdowns, putting the game out of the Indians’ reach.

Duwa gained 219 ruching yards for the Hawks. Quarterback Brad Tornow was 10-15 for 209 yards. Jason Tew led the Hawks with seven tackles.

Hawks’ scoring touchdowns included Duwa with two, and Jacoby and Grant Boyse each with one.

Mid-Prairie hosts No.1 in 2A Williamsburg next Friday in Wellman.

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